Definition of Zoroastrian in US English:

Zoroastrian

adjective & noun

  • See Zoroastrianism

    • ‘This runs contrary to the Zoroastrian doctrine of dualism, which propounds the idea of two conflicting powers - good and evil.’
    • ‘Approximately 12 percent are Muslims, while smaller minorities include Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Zoroastrians.’
    • ‘According to one version of the myth - perhaps heretical for most Zoroastrians - Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu were both born of Zurvan, or Time.’
    • ‘Mitra, an important god connected with vows and covenants is also mentioned in the Zoroastrian pantheon under his Greco-Iranian name Mithras.’
    • ‘My grandma taught me Zoroastrian and Persian melodies as well as the basic Zoroastrian prayers, Avesta.’
    • ‘The Zoroastrian religion favours enjoyment of life.’

Pronunciation

Zoroastrian

/ˌzôrōˈastrēən//ˌzɔroʊˈæstriən/